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Women’s leadership, a multidisciplinary study of the role of women for a new model of cultural and social development

Friday 10 March in Rome, at the Maria Santissima Bambina Institute, the presentation of the study, contained in the book “More Women’s Leadership for a Better World”, with a preface by Pope Francis, organized by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation and Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU)


Rome, 6 March 2023: “More Women’s Leadership for a Better World” is the title of the book – published in 2022 by the “Vito e Pensiero” publishing house, with a preface by Pope Francis – the result of a reseach project by an international group of teachers and experts of the Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities – SACRU (led by the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) and the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation (FCAPP), coordinated by Foundation President Anna Maria Tarantola, which will be presented on Friday 10 March 2023 at 14.30. at the Istituto Maria Santissima Bambina (Via Paolo VI, 21 - Rome)

The event will be introduced by Professor Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Vice-Rector of the Catholic University and Secretary General of SACRU, which will be followed by the presentation of the research by President Tarantola.

Two round tables will animate the debate on the topics presented.

The first, entitled "Topicality of the presence of women in top positions", starting at 14.50, will be moderated by journalist Tonia Cartolano, in dialogue with the co-authors of the research.

The second, entitled "Women's contributions to the solutions of the challenges of the new world", starting at 16. 30, will be moderated by journalist Deborah Castellano Lubov, who will dialogue with Maria Helena Semedo, Assistant Director General of the FAO, Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Education, Elisabetta Olivieri, President of Autostrade per l'Italia, Lella Golfo, President of the Bellisario Foundation, and Elena Beccalli, President of the European Association for Banking and Financial Law and Dean of the Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences at the Catholic University.

The meeting's conclusions will be entrusted to SACRU President Zlatko Skrbis.

On Saturday 11 March, the participants will be received in audience by the Holy Father Francis.

The event will be livestreamed at www.sacru-alliance.net

Click to download the e-book: https://www.vitaepensiero.it/scheda-ebook/autori-vari/more-womens-leadership-for-a-better-world-english-spanish-italian-edition-9788834351437-394715.html


Journalists and media workers who wish to attend the presentation of the research study, on 10 March 2023 at 14.30, at the Maria Santissima Bambina Institute, must apply within 24 hours of the event via the Holy See Press Office Online Accreditation System, at: press.vatican.va/accreditamenti  




The “More Women’s Leadership for a Better World” Research Project

"The choice of the theme of women's leadership for the first joint research," reads the Introduction to the volume by Anna Maria Tarantola, "is closely linked to the Holy Father's repeated invitation to the Centesimus Annus Foundation to identify a new model of fair, solidarity-based, inclusive and sustainable development and, therefore, the need to eliminate injustice, inequality, poverty, and disparities in rights and opportunities. These include inequalities affecting women, who are still subject to discrimination and exclusion in many situations".

And it is the analysis of prejudices, obstacles and proposed actions according to perspectives of fairness and equality that is at the centre of the research, which, starting from the concepts of justice, of 'caring', of the common good, and passing through the study of the presence of women in Catholic universities and higher education institutions, proposes project ideas and solutions for inclusive solidarity, a positive impact of diversity in institutional bodies, in a vision of enrichment and sustainability and social improvement through women's contribution to societies.

"I believe this volume is an excellent summary of SACRU's mission, which is to promote Higher Education and address issues with a significant impact on society through international research," explains Pier Sandro Cocconcelli. "It denotes the Alliance's ability to develop strategic relationships with prestigious external stakeholders, such as the Centesimus Annus Foundation. It is in fact a scientific initiative aimed at identifying a new model of social inclusion to break down the barriers that still hinder women's access to top positions”.

The Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation

The Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation is a Vatican entity composed of lay people, established in 1993 by the motu proprio of Saint John Paul II. Its mission is twofold: to spread the Social Doctrine of the Church throughout the world and to support the Holy Father's works of charity. The Foundation is present in 14 countries with 30 local/national groups and around 350 members.

The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU)

Founded in 2020, SACRU is a strategic alliance of eight universities, including the Catholic University headquarters of the Secretariat, which aims to strengthen collaboration at a global level between Catholic universities to pursue the goal of excellence in university education and the integral formation of students, through the promotion of research, teaching and the third mission in a global and, at the same time, transdisciplinary vision.

Its members include the Australian Catholic University (Australia), Boston College (USA), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Sophia University (Japan), Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal), Universitat Ramon Llull (Spain) and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.


Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation
Secretary General: Alberto Borgia, centannus@foundation.va
Cortile San Damaso
00120 Vatican City
Tel: 06 69 88 57 5

SACRU c/o Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Nicola Cerbino
 (335 7125703), Federica Mancinelli (338 6727968)
Email: ufficio.stampa-rm@unicatt.it
Tel. 06 30154442 – 06 30154295
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